In December 2017, the AHA launched The Value Initiative to help hospitals, health systems and the field take on affordability and value. In that time, AHA has engaged over 5,700 hospital leaders, providers and community stakeholders in conversations around affordability and value. The Value Initiative has also highlighted nearly 50 strategies that have been proven to lower cost, improve outcomes and enhance the patient experience. This work laid the foundation for where The Value Initiative’s efforts go next, as we take this work From Paper to Action.
From Paper to Action empowers hospitals, health systems and community organizations with tools and resources to implement four low-tech, value-based strategies that improve outcomes, enhance patient experience, while reducing costs. These value-based strategies are tech-light, simple, human and scalable. The tools provided will help hospitals implement the strategy and track and measure its progress.